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Parents often believe when a juvenile commits a crime the potential penalties are far less onerous than if they were charged as an adult, that is simply not true. Juvenile crimes usually carry harsher sanctions than adult court including mandatory and expensive intensive programs. In juvenile the parent or guardian must attend every court date and is ultimately responsible for the juvenile’s penalties including fines and court costs. Also, on more serious juvenile crimes the child may be subject to commitment to a program (juvenile prison) or an adult criminal file. That said, juveniles enjoy all the rights an adult criminal defendant is entitled and the state must still prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. All too often law enforcement uses illegal and coercive tactics on juvenile and minor defendants based on the simple fact that they think they can get away with it. If your child is facing criminal charges do not let them go up against the state alone.

Contact Sanford, Florida Juvenile Deliquency Lawyer, Ryan Yadav, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for a free consultation if you or your child have been charged, accused, or are under investigation for a crime.